Woman who hurled racial slurs at Black women on freeway in viral video gets fired
An enraged white woman is now out of a job after a racist road rage incident on a Bay Area freeway was caught on video hurling racial slurs.
The confrontation between Shamiek Shepperd and the woman was posted on Twitter by her friend Marshaunte Farris who recorded the road rage incident of the white woman cursing, flipping the bird and hurling “n*gger” and”cunt” several times, reports WRIC..
“It actually made me upset. If anyone has seen the video, I was kind of shocked that she went along and said that,” said Farris who was a passenger.
“I was coming from Vallejo. I have what is called Crohn’s disease and I have to go get infusions there still. It has to be every two weeks certain times and certain dates. We were coming back from that and as we were leaving Richmond to go through Emeryville to get back to Oakland, she just started tripping,” said Farris.
Sheppard said she simply tried to switch lanes out of the carpool lane before the woman launched her verbal attack.
“I switched lanes. Then I see her speed up in the rear view mirror. Then I see her swerve into the next lane and I wasn’t thinking nothing of it and then she came and cut me off kind of aggressively. She is slamming on her breaks. You know that can cause an accident or something,” said Sheppard.
Sheppard said the woman started pumping her breaks as if to cause an accident.
“Yes and I was like wow ‘what are you doing this is crazy.’ I tried to switch the lane trying to get away from her and she swerved the lane and cut me off again. I switched back into the other lane and now we are on the side of each other and she started screaming at me out the side of her window, you feel me, racial slurs and stuff like that and now I am just like ‘wow you really doing this on the freeway right now,’” Sheppard said.
“Good morning family and friends this morning as I drove back to Oakland on 880 a Caucasian woman driving a black Audi coupe plate number 7RBZ175 followed my boyfriend and I from Richmond to Emeryville harassing us calling us NIGGERS AND CUNTS Twitter do yo thang ?
— ??♀ (@OGtay_) July 9, 2018”
Good morning family and friends this morning as I drove back to Oakland on 880 a Caucasian woman driving a black Audi coupe plate number 7RBZ175 followed my boyfriend and I from Richmond to Emeryville harassing us calling us NIGGERS AND CUNTS Twitter do yo thang ? pic.twitter.com/Wt3d8ncqgl
— ??♀️ (@OGtay_) July 9, 2018
The woman was discovered to be an employee at a major investment bank and financial services company and has reportedly since been fired.
A representative for that company told KRON4 the following:
“The behavior reflected in the video is completely inconsistent with our values and the individual involved is no longer employed by the firm.”
Farris said while she didn’t want the woman to do her job, her actions were too dangerous to ignore.
“You know, I gain nothing from her losing her job. I just wanted to post the video, hoping that it would go viral so we could make an example that this is not okay to treat people like that… she could have killed us.”